Natsume Yuujinchou Go

Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5

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Synonyms: Natsume Yuujinchou Season 5, Natsume's Book of Friends Five
Japanese: 夏目友人帳 伍
English: Natsume's Book of Friends Season 5
German: Natsume Yujin-cho 5
Spanish: Natsume Yujin-cho 5
French: Natsume Yujin-cho 5
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2016 to Dec 21, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Shuka
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: IyashikeiIyashikei, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.571 (scored by 7551875,518 users)
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Ranked: #972
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Popularity: #1283
Members: 186,868
Favorites: 829

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Blessed with eyes that are able to perceive the otherwise invisible youkai, Takashi Natsume hides his ability from his newfound family and friends to protect everyone's peaceful daily life. Nonetheless, Natsume never fails to show the same kindness to the benevolent youkai and happily returns their names by using the infamous Book of Friends he inherited from his late grandmother, Reiko.

Meanwhile, the exorcist clan Matoba still wishes for Natsume to join their ranks due to his overwhelming gift. However, Natsume firmly rejects the clan's invitation since not all exorcists are as reasonable as his friend Shuuichi Natori, and many improperly and indiscriminately seal away every youkai in their way. Unsatisfied with Natsume's answer, Seiji Matoba blackmails Natsume into attending a grand gathering of powerful exorcist families. Natsume soon finds himself in the company of dangerous people and youkai alike. But even then, he continues to defy the exorcists' hard-handed methods and believes that peace between both worlds is possible.

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Natsume Yuujinchou Go was released on Blu-ray and DVD in five volumes from December 21, 2016 to April 26, 2017.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Taki, Tooru

Satou, Rina

Matoba, Seiji

Suwabe, Junichi


Okamura, Akemi

Fujiwara, Touko

Itou, Miki


Yukino, Satsuki



Opening Theme

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"Takarabako (タカラバコ)" by Sasanomaly (ササノマリイ)

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Jan 29, 2017
I love how each episode they show us the youkai's, natori, Touko and Shigeru's backstory very very heart warming. Some episode manage to make me touched with every single character they have and made me care for them like what happend to them after that? how are they doing now? is Natsume going to be straight or gay? Taki or someone?

There is though some episode that is meh at certain part but they fixed quite quickly, the art is beautiful they always upgraded their art every single single season. The ending in this anime is one of my favorites

Overall i'm going to rate this 9/10
Dec 31, 2016
It's Natsume Yuujinchou. If you aren't following this series, you've either not tried it or slice of life anime is just not for you. That's okay if you don't like slower shows. Otherwise... Join us in the iyashikei world, where the world is good and pureness reigns and smiles are protected! Go! We'll see you at Roku!

Always happy for more Natsume Yuujinchou. Heartwarming. Fluffy. Pure. Activates the "I must protect this smile!" instinct. Feels. Feels that are sometimes happy. Feels that are sometimes REALLY KINDA HEARTBREAKING??? Iyashikei but with an undertone of constant melancholy that almost makes you have multiple existential crises but ...
Apr 4, 2017
Mixed Feelings
It is more of the same thing that was in previous seasons: A somewhat melancholic, calm slice of life kind of show that deals with supernatural elements. If you watched and liked previous seasons, you'll like this one as well.

Detailed breakdown:

Story: Story is on a melancholic side, and moves slowly, without haste, giving enough time to think about events/characters in the show. This anime does a good job being subtle and creating highly emotional scenes effortlessly. There's no overarching story here, while events probably happen in order, they're pretty much separate from each other, and are only connected by protagonist. The anime occasionally gets darker, ...

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